I mentioned the Mother Blessing Ceremony friends and I held this weekend for a pregnant friend yesterday and promised further details. Tune in tomorrow for tips on how to plan one yourself.
The following is an excerpt from the invitation. I didn’t write this, one of my wonderful cohorts in planning did. But I couldn’t have said it any better than she (and the second cohort who revised it) did.
About the Mother Blessing Ceremony
A Mother Blessing Ceremony is inspired by one of the traditional healing ceremonies of the Navajo people called a Blessingway. It marks a woman’s rite of passage into motherhood (or motherhood again!) by helping her to prepare mentally, emotionally and spiritually for the work of birthing and her role as a mother. During the gathering, friends of the mother come together to honor the strength and beauty of the mother, welcome a new baby to earth, share wisdom, and celebrate life and sisterhood.
We will be doing many things to honor [this mother's] second journey into motherhood, including:
·each creating a personal scrapbook page for the mother(supplies will be provided)
·creating a special birth necklace for the mother to symbolize our support during her birth (please bring two identical beads with you – one will be used on her necklace and one will be for a special bracelet for you)
·sharing stories about what makes her such a brilliant and powerful woman
About the Author (Author Profile)Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.
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